2021 Toyota Highlander Reviews

June 29th, 2021 by
Parked 2021 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander has impressed drivers of Thomasville time and time again, and this year’s newest 2021 model has only further surpassed the competition! This SUV is perfect for Tallahassee drives on the highways and through nature. The stylish interior and brand new Toyota safety system will get you where you want to go and have you looking good when you arrive. But don’t just take our word for it! Read what experts and other drivers have to say about the 2021 Toyota Highlander with Peter Boulware Toyota below, as well as our own opinions on the XLE and Hybrid models!

2021 Toyota Highlander Review: Performance Specs

Drivers from Crawfordville looking for a reliable engine have a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or 3.5L V6 engine on higher trim levels of the Toyota Highlander to choose from. Either pick comes with an optional AWD drivetrain and consistently phenomenal performance. Curious? Find out more from the Toyota Highlander reviews below:

Car and Driver: “The Highlander comes with a 295-hp 3.5-liter V-6, which pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. During a brief test drive, we found the V-6 could tackle short on-ramps without straining; at our test track, our all-wheel-drive test vehicle made it to 60 mph in a reasonably quick 6.7 seconds.”

The Car Connection:“Most Highlanders will be equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 295 hp and 263 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. The combo is enough to power the two-ton crossover confidently and, when properly equipped, tug up to 5,000 pounds of trailer.”

2021 Toyota Highlander Review: Interior Stylings

A revolutionary upgrade from the 2020 model, the Toyota Highlander continues to wow with just a handful of new interior features. Some of these new features include the top-of-the-line Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) system, smartphone connectivity, and optimized sound systems. Bradfordville customers on the lookout for a trustworthy, hip, and budget-friendly SUV, can find their perfect match in the 2021 Toyota Highlander here at Peter Boulware Toyota. And we’re not the only ones who think, according to the following reviews:

JD Power: “The Limited test vehicle had leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats. Thanks to a 10-way power adjustment, the driver quickly finds a comfortable position behind the heated steering wheel, but the front passenger’s seat moves in just four directions.”

Forbes: “The Toyota Highlander offers a fairly spacious interior (the middle row is more in line with rivals than the third), an enhanced list of standard safety technology and superior safety scores. It also has a surprisingly capable towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.”

2021 Toyota Highlander XLE Reviews

Sandwiched in the Toyota Highlander lineup between the Platinum and XSE trims, the Highlander XLE is the model of choice for countless Quincy drivers on the market for a powerful vehicle. The 2021 Toyota Highlander XLE comes equipped with countless performance and luxury features for an affordable price. Check out our payment calculator to explore methods and estimates for financing a purchase, or consult our curated online reviews below:

Edmunds:“If you have more room in your budget, the XLE model looks and feels quite a bit nicer thanks to its added convenience features and simulated leather upholstery.”

U.S. News: “The Highlander XLE gains synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, second-row captains’ chairs, and second-row sunshades. It also includes a moonroof, wireless device charging, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display. Replacing the captain’s chairs with the standard bench seat is a free option, and navigation is available for $1,040.”

2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

For some drivers, the most important factors in their purchasing decision are saving fuel and protecting the environment. For those Havana drivers who want the best premium features while remaining eco-friendly, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a great choice. With an EPA-Estimated fuel economy of 35 mpg Highway/36 mpg City and AWD capability, the Highlander Hybrid is guaranteed to get you all across the Tallahassee region as efficiently as possible. We’re sure the following reviewers would agree with us:

US News: “The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid earns a spot near the top of our hybrid and electric SUV rankings thanks in part to its comfortable ride, roomy seats, and a lengthy list of standard features.”

Motortrend:“Choosing the hybrid powertrain adds about $1,400 to the price of a Highlander, but we think it’s worth it. Not only will the fuel it saves eventually cover that extra cost, but it seems like a better setup for the Highlander’s intended function.”

Schedule a Toyota Highlander Test Drive at Peter Boulware Toyota Today!

Regardless of whether you’re choosing the base trim, XLE, or Hybrid model, the 2021 Toyota Highlander is the ideal SUV choice for families who want a plethora of interior features, incredible performance, and an affordable MSRP. Still have questions after reading reviews? Preview your preferred vehicle with our model showroom tool or contact us to schedule a test drive and see how it feels to get behind the wheel! We hope to see you at Peter Boulware Toyota in Tallahassee soon!


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